Health and Cognitive Functioning across the Lifespan
The Berlin Aging Study II (BASE-II) is an extension and expansion of the Berlin Aging Study (BASE). This new study with more than 2,200 participants of different ages aims to complement the analysis of cognitive development across the lifespan by including socio-economic and biological factors such as living conditions, health, and genetic preconditions. The study is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
The SOEP-Related Studies (SOEP-RS) are planned in close cooperation with the SOEP team and structured in a similar way to the SOEP. This makes it possible to link the SOEP-RS data sets with the original SOEP questionnaire (SOEP-Core) and to analyze the data together.
Subproject of the overall evaluation of the monetary family related benefits
Under the name "Families in Germany" (FiD), the research-based infrastructure institution SOEP at DIW Berlin, together with Kantar Public (then: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung), collected data from more than 4,500 households from 2010 to 2013. The following four additional samples were re-surveyed annually to form a panel:
The PISA Study for adults
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), carried out on behalf of the OECD, examines the basic skills that are necessary for adults to participate successfully in society and working life. Findings from the 2011/2012 wave of the PIACC study were released in October 2013.
TwinLife is a 12-year representative behavior genetic study investigating the development of social inequality.
The long-term project started in 2014 and surveys more than 4,000 pairs of twins and their families regarding their different stages of life on a yearly basis. All of the subjects reside in Germany. Not only social, but also genetic mechanisms as well as covariations and interactions between these two parameters can be examined with the help of identical and fraternal twins.